Date of Award

6-1987

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

The current, intense interest in non-classical electrical conductivity and superconductivity has stimulated an equally intense effort to synthesize new materials which exhibit enhanced electrical conductivities. This thesis reports such an effort. Previous work had resulted in the formation of planar aromatic compounds capable of acting as "synthetic metals", i.e.: of conducting an electrical charge. These efforts had focused on compounds utilizing heteroatoms from Group VIA. Efforts to synthesize analogous compounds utilizing heteroatoms from Group VA had been partially successful, but were hampered by solubility considerations. This research focuses on the synthetic procedure developed to produce an analog of one of these compounds with enhanced solubility properties.

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